History

14. Stadium hosts two broadcasting firsts

Highbury hosts a broadcasting first 22 January 1927

Highbury has played host of couple of significant firsts in broadcasting history.

The game on January 22, 1927 against Sheffield United was the first to be carried by BBC radio. Charlie Buchan’s strike was the first goal to be publicly broadcast. However Arsenal could not hang on to their lead and the visitors equalised to leave the final result 1-1 in front of a crowd of 16,831.

Ten years later sections of a game between Arsenal and their Reserves were televised. This was the first time a football game had been covered in this way.

Radio Times - 1927

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